Local sports roundup – September 28

Dringenburg earns HCAC honor


Following a perfect week on the court, Franklin College junior Karen Dringenburg was honored with her second career Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week award on Monday.

The Seymour native picked up four points across two matches last week, starting with a pair of critical points in the Grizzlies’ showdown against Rose-Hulman on Sept. 19.

Dringenburg and Rachel Rose remained perfect as a tandem in 2017, picking up an 8-2 win against Anna Thompson and Naomi Bhagat. Dringenburg added a 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory against Thompson in singles play, as Franklin went on to upend the preseason conference favorites 6-3.

She continued her strong play Friday against Indiana University East, accounting for the Grizzlies’ lone two points of the match. Dringenburg has a 6-1 record in singles competition this year and is a perfect 10-0 teaming with Rose as the Grizzlies’ No. 1 doubles pair.

Lucas earns fourth straight honor


Jessica Lucas was once again crowned Conference USA Setter of the Week on Monday, her fourth consecutive 2017 weekly honor, at Western Kentucky University.

Lucas, a Seymour native, cemented her fourth consecutive weekly award for her constant ability to facilitate the conference’s best offense.

In the first weekend of league action, Lucas put up 104 assists (13 per set) and saw 71.7 percent killed in eight sets.

An even more impressive feat came against Florida Atlantic, as 59 of her 64 sets were manufactured into kills, a nearly flawless 92.2 percent.

Western Kentucky hit .414 in its two matches, firing off 15.2 kills per set. Not only was Lucas valuable as a facilitator, she also registered 16 digs, two service aces and 0.5 blocks/set.

Swimming winter signups

Seymour Swimming will conduct signups from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the Seymour High School pool.

Seymour Swimming is a nonprofit competitive swimming organization used as a beginning program for higher-level groups such as the middle school and high school teams.

Since the organization is funded only partially by the Seymour Parks and Recreation Department, there is a fee structure based on ability level. The fee for minnows, the beginning level, is $190 for the winter season, plus a USA Swimming membership fee of $65.

The $255 fee is due at the time of signups. Swimmers need to bring a copy of their birth certificate to verify age, and it will not be returned. Swimmers also will need to wear a swimsuit and bring a towel for ability-level testing.

Seymour Swimming is divided into three ability levels — minnows, dolphins and sharks. Most swimmers start with the minnows. To be in this group, you need to know the basics of freestyle and backstroke, be able to stand up in 3½ feet of water and not be afraid to put your face in the water. Minnows will be taught the correct technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

This group practices from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The winter season ends the middle of February.

The head coach for Seymour Swimming is Dave Boggs, who has coached champions at the state and national levels, 13 high school All-Americans and an Olympian. Robb Reynolds is the assistant coach for Seymour Swimming.

Information: Dave Boggs, 812-528-2413